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by Jetty
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM had to hand over departure slots at Schiphol to Norwegian
Replies: 11
Views: 4339

Re: KLM had to hand over departure slots at Schiphol to Norwegian

cokepopper wrote:
codc10 wrote:
I wonder if this is in connection with DL/KL dropping the longstanding EWR-AMS service?

This would definitely explain it.

How? This route is to JFK afaik.

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by Jetty
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM had to hand over departure slots at Schiphol to Norwegian
Replies: 11
Views: 4339

Re: KLM had to hand over departure slots at Schiphol to Norwegian

This is a decision from 2015, but this is the 1st time anyone is interested in the slots the KL/AF/DL JV had to give up on the AMS-JFK route.

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by Jetty
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ECAA 2017 Traffic Figures
Replies: 0
Views: 106

ECAA 2017 Traffic Figures

https://i.imgur.com/KvOgQdI.png The largest airports of the ECAA (European Aviation Single Market) reported passenger figures over 2017 as above. Looking at the trend and knowing a 3rd runway at LHR is still years away AMS will probably be the largest airport of Europe in 5 years time. I'm wonderin...

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by Jetty
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Confusing Forum Partition
Replies: 7
Views: 393

Re: Confusing Forum Partition

Travel , Polls & Preferences: "Smallest US Airports with multiple VIP lounges" Not an option but clearly factual. And clearly Travel related Definitely. So factual based topics about travel using civil aviation belong in that forum? You are placing an emphasis on opinions and taking i...

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by Jetty
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Confusing Forum Partition
Replies: 7
Views: 393

Re: Confusing Forum Partition

I see it as being about topics - civav is about factual topics, which can have opinionated responses, while TPP is intended for opinionated topics, which can have factual responses. I saw it that way as well. But it isn't applied as such, while mods are quite fanatic about moving threads. Just from...

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by Jetty
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump : Why do we let people in from (expletive) countries ?
Replies: 165
Views: 5270

Re: Trump : Why do we let people in from (expletive) countries ?

You forget that many corrupt politicians got voted in power in democratic elections. Yeah, more often than not they're compulsive liar populists who got into power promising the moon and pitting their base against minorities. SOUND FAMILIAR?! Definitely. Thus wouldn't you agree likewise that any is...

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by Jetty
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump : Why do we let people in from (expletive) countries ?
Replies: 165
Views: 5270

Re: Trump : Why do we let people in from (expletive) countries ?

But if the local people never work against corruption the country will not get rid of it. What evidence do you have that local people in corrupt countries "never work against corruption"? Many people fight against corruption in their homelands. Despite the fact that it reduces their life ...

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by Jetty
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH to become first airport in North America to have nonstop service to all 6 inhabited continents with launch of SYD
Replies: 38
Views: 8830

Re: IAH to become first airport in North America to have nonstop service to all 6 inhibited continents with launch of SY

FlyingSicilian wrote:
To be clear the Atlas Air flight called the "Houston Express" for Sonair is now fully open to the public for booking.

Can you aware me how? ITA Matrix can't find it, it isn't mentioned on the Atlas Air website and the Sonair website is dead.

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by Jetty
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Confusing Forum Partition
Replies: 7
Views: 393

Confusing Forum Partition

I often notice threads getting moved from one forum to another and looking at the descriptions it doesn't make sense to me most of the time. There is: - Civil Aviation, Discussions about factual events happening in the airline and general aviation industries. - Travel, Polls & Preferences, Opini...

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by Jetty
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 527
Views: 136093

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

Amsterdam wrote:
Why easyJet together with AFKL?

It isn't mentioned in any of the news articles but I imagine U2 is interested in shorthaul and AF/KL in longhaul. Shorthoul could also be divided by base, with AF/KL getting FCO because of feed for the longhaul operation and U2 the rest.

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by Jetty
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 527
Views: 136093

Re: Lufthansa, AirnFrance-Easyjet and Cerberus fight for Alitalia

http://www.tgcom24.mediaset.it/economia ... 802a.shtml

It mentions DL is part of the AF/KL/U2 combination.
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A bit more detail in Italian. http://www.tgcom24.mediaset.it/economia ... 802a.shtml

It mentions DL is part of the AF/KL/U2 combination.

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by Jetty
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders
Replies: 101
Views: 15669

Re: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders

How do you protect future income by having and also keeping double structures in your company? In the mind of a lot of people working at KLM by keeping it easy to be separated form AF :lol: Also KL isn't completely owned by the AF/KL group so complete integration as you see with other mergers is im...

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by Jetty
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux aviation - 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1175

Re: BeNeLux aviation - 2018

But at Brussels Airport there is still stretch, not the case in Amsterdam... Depends on the timeframe you use, AMS is building a new terminal and pier for a reason and the cap isn’t because of infrastructural limitations but artificial and to be increased in 2 years (to how much we don’t know yet)....

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by Jetty
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Malta Selling Landing Slots to Other Company & Leasing them back
Replies: 2
Views: 506

Re: Air Malta Selling Landing Slots to Other Company & Leasing them back

This won't apply to all their slots because some airports don't allow trading.

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by Jetty
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: O&D versus pax how are numbers calculated.
Replies: 20
Views: 1642

Re: O&D versus pax how are numbers calculated.

Regarding O&D versus transit passengers. - Are transit passengers counted twice, arrival and departure flight or only once? There are 3 categories. O&D, transit and transfer. A transit passenger continues on the same plane, while a transfer passenger continues on another plane. As already m...

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by Jetty
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders
Replies: 101
Views: 15669

Re: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders

Maybe KL wants to know what happens at AMS, which is slot constrained for the first time since I can remember. The slot cap for after 2020 is going to be decided sometime soon. Scenario’s: - No growth: need for higher capacity planes; - Slight increase of the slot cap: quick deliveries to occupy the...

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by Jetty
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Swapped B789 for B77W on the SJO route today; Why?
Replies: 4
Views: 1382

Re: KLM Swapped B789 for B77W on the SJO route today; Why?

The possible strike was of the cabin crew and cancellen early enough to not have an impact on operations. Other than that I dont’t know.

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by Jetty
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways pilots fight it out midair between LHR & BOM
Replies: 32
Views: 10994

Re: Jet Airways pilots fight it out midair between LHR & BOM

http://business.rediff.com/special/2009 ... strike.htm
http://www.nagonline.in/

I doubt he'll find work at Air India. :sarcastic:
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The male pilot (D Balaram) was the president of the union and this is already the second time he got fired.

http://business.rediff.com/special/2009 ... strike.htm
http://www.nagonline.in/

I doubt he'll find work at Air India. :sarcastic:

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by Jetty
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK Performance on Istanbul - Mogadishu, Somalia route?
Replies: 22
Views: 3570

Re: TK Performance on Istanbul - Mogadishu, Somalia route?

VFR? Cargo? Diplomatic & aid workers? It seems that most tourism and travel to Somalia goes via Hargeisa in Somaliland due to the more stable environment in that region, so what is the Mogadishu flight targeting and how has it done since its launch? Many Somali 'refugees' from Europe return to ...

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by Jetty
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline: problems and possible solutions
Replies: 6
Views: 1056

Re: Airline: problems and possible solutions

Baltia
Problem: hasn’t flown a single passenger in the 28 years since foundation.
Possible solution: start flying people around

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by Jetty
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 84880

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

How do you get these 4x daily ? on long haul routes almost nobody flies more than 2 and then flying above 2 one of the flights is often a 747 or an A380. I agree there are a few counter examples but these are exceptions typically from airlines not having enough such routes to order a sub fleet of 7...

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by Jetty
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big protest in Saudi Arabia: 11 arrested
Replies: 8
Views: 972

Re: Big protest in Saudi Arabia: 11 arrested

If they had to turn in their private jet as well I could at least see the relevance of this topic :roll:

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by Jetty
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Steve Bannon book
Replies: 102
Views: 3911

Re: Steve Bannon book

He’s a genius at lying, making outlandish promises, and preying on peoples’ vulnerabilities and irrational fears. And he was supported by a whole apparatus of the most biased media institutions in the country. If you (and he) want to equate that with “genius,” well, I guess credit where credit is d...

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by Jetty
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Steve Bannon book
Replies: 102
Views: 3911

Re: Steve Bannon book

He’s a genius at lying, making outlandish promises, and preying on peoples’ vulnerabilities and irrational fears. And he was supported by a whole apparatus of the most biased media institutions in the country. If you (and he) want to equate that with “genius,” well, I guess credit where credit is d...

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by Jetty
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Steve Bannon book
Replies: 102
Views: 3911

Re: Steve Bannon book

flyingturtle wrote:
To all those people who find some good in Mr. Trump I ask this simple question:

Would you like to have him as a friend, as a boss, as a colleague, as a partner?

I'd love to have him as a distant friend. Definitely not in any of the other relations :D

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by Jetty
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Steve Bannon book
Replies: 102
Views: 3911

Re: Steve Bannon book

I know quite a few people I would call genius, never heard them referred to themselves as a genius. Enough said 8-) But then again, a real genius knows that there is a wealth of information out there that he doesn't know or even begin to comprehend. If you don't know a lot, your world is so small t...

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by Jetty
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Steve Bannon book
Replies: 102
Views: 3911

Re: Steve Bannon book

I know quite a few people I would call genius, never heard them referred to themselves as a genius. Enough said 8-) But then again, a real genius knows that there is a wealth of information out there that he doesn't know or even begin to comprehend. If you don't know a lot, your world is so small t...

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by Jetty
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Idiots + gun + YouTube =
Replies: 29
Views: 1422

Re: Idiots + gun + YouTube =

The obituary read:

“Everyone that knew him, knew that he never hesitated to try something new, always pushing things to their limits.”

Shouldn’t that have been ‘over their limits’? :scratchchin:

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by Jetty
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG: 2017 Most Punctual Airlines and Airports
Replies: 31
Views: 4799

Re: OAG: 2017 Most Punctual Airlines and Airports

I also combined tables for airports regardless of size to show top-10 best airports in Europe for the period. 1. Tenerife North 90.05 percent 2. Birmingham 89.52 3. Hannover 89.34 4. Stavanger 86.67 5. Cologne 86.66 6. Brussels Charleroi 86.51 7. Liverpool 85.93 8. Bergen 85.55 9. Gdansk 85.13 10. ...

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by Jetty
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which major US hub has the shortest average flight time to any point in the mainland US
Replies: 69
Views: 7689

Re: Which major US hub has the shortest average flight time to any point in the mainland US

No, that's not true. It's about the shortest flight time from that airport to any point in the mainland USA. What's so difficult about any point? What's so difficult about reading the actual 1st post that stated the question (instead of the altered title)? :sarcastic: Just to remind you, the questi...

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by Jetty
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: POTUS: I Raised The Bar For Our Nation’s Aviation Safety
Replies: 4
Views: 871

Re: POTUS: I Raised The Bar For Our Nation’s Aviation Safety

Mortyman wrote:
There is already a thread on this in the non aviation forum.

I did check but didn't see that as I thought this was clearly related to civil aviation so I expected to find it here. :sorry:

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by Jetty
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: POTUS: I Raised The Bar For Our Nation’s Aviation Safety
Replies: 4
Views: 871

POTUS: I Raised The Bar For Our Nation’s Aviation Safety

http://thehill.com/homenews/administrat ... ion-safety
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Trump is totally winning with so much safety in the air. :praise: You can already see America is great again!

More info: http://thehill.com/homenews/administrat ... ion-safety

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by Jetty
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: [Movie] Passenger can't hold it any longer and opens overwing exit
Replies: 4
Views: 1711

Re: [Movie] Passenger can't hold it any longer and opens overwing exit

Some people have total disrespect and I hope that this fool guy got some sort of fine for doing this unbelievable prank and as far as the other passengers laughing as if it's an ok thing to do and I noticed a few fellow Polish laughing along too, totally disgraceful action in my opinion. :sigh: It ...

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by Jetty
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels: Why such a big chaos with so little snow
Replies: 44
Views: 8647

Re: Brussels: Why such a big chaos with so little snow

For the same reason many de-icers at AMS are volunteers that have an office job at the airport. It's not hard too see how full-timers at Nordic airports are a bit more efficient.

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by Jetty
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which major US hub has the shortest average flight time to any point in the mainland US
Replies: 69
Views: 7689

Re: Which major US hub has the shortest average flight time to any point in the mainland US

LGA is the answer probably.

An that’s because the way the question is formulated it’s much more important that the airport is near the largest population center, than in between population centers.

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by Jetty
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 55
Views: 4569

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Exactly, Aa/ba service to lhr has all the advantages: first mover, larger ff base with aa, larger o&d. I can't imagine demand to Amsterdam is anywhere close to London. While LHR has many advantages indeed, there’s one it definitely doesn’t have: AMS is better and more conveniently connected to ...

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by Jetty
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK .. Istanbul-Havana
Replies: 44
Views: 6901

Re: TK .. Istanbul-Havana

I think that you have a habit of using 'cause' in all of your posts and forgetting that it actually has a 'be' at the front of the word! I think it's perfectly understandable. And you're wrong. Only the ' is missing. That's 'cause: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%27cause#English Used since the 15th...

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by Jetty
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK .. Istanbul-Havana
Replies: 44
Views: 6901

Re: TK .. Istanbul-Havana

NichCage wrote:
What kind of market is there in Mogadishu when the country is in an war? Who would even visit Somalia in the first place when it's dangerous?

Many European Somali 'refugees' return to Somalia for vacation.

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by Jetty
Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2017
Replies: 152
Views: 12023

Re: Austin Texas Thread 2017

khowaga wrote:
I mean, why not speculate that SK wants to open ARN?

Maybe because AMS is the largest airport of continental Europe and ARN the 16th largest? Also because AUS makes a lot more sense as 41th transatlantic destination than the 11th.

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by Jetty
Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEO: Brussels Airlines must cut costs by 10-15 percent
Replies: 17
Views: 3867

Re: CEO: Brussels Airlines must cut costs by 10-15 percent

They don't even fly to South Africa.... I feel like this was going to happen to Europe small, and so many airlines and options. They don't have a plane to do it. A330 or those being using for Eurowings? The A330's of SN are some of the oldest still flying and don't have the range. Those used for Eu...

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by Jetty
Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEO: Brussels Airlines must cut costs by 10-15 percent
Replies: 17
Views: 3867

Re: CEO: Brussels Airlines must cut costs by 10-15 percent

LH658 wrote:
They don't even fly to South Africa.... I feel like this was going to happen to Europe small, and so many airlines and options.

They don't have a plane to do it.

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by Jetty
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hundreds of Passengers Have Been Stranded at London's Gatwick Airport Since Before Christmas
Replies: 23
Views: 4993

Re: Hundreds of Passengers Have Been Stranded at London's Gatwick Airport Since Before Christmas

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5227422/8 ... t-gatwick/

If you listen well, you will hear a customer say 'don't tell me not to shout or I will shout'. :lol:

Some passengers allegedly bribed their way onto the relief flights :shakehead:
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Some additional facts and media: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5227422/8 ... t-gatwick/

If you listen well, you will hear a customer say 'don't tell me not to shout or I will shout'. :lol:

Some passengers allegedly bribed their way onto the relief flights :shakehead:

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by Jetty
Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what is the use of wide-body aircraft of KLM?
Replies: 25
Views: 6015

Re: what is the use of wide-body aircraft of KLM?

Might this partially explain why the 330s have tended to be used on routes typically not exceeding 10h? Partially. In general KL uses the newer models (777/787) on the longer routes and the older (747/A330) on shorter routes, even though the latter could fly most longer routes as well. This makes s...

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by Jetty
Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA apologizes to Memphis Hustle players
Replies: 53
Views: 5804

Re: AA apologizes to Memphis Hustle players

Seems like AA may have a consistent problem here. http://money.cnn.com/2017/10/25/news/companies/naacp-travel-advisory-american-airlines/index.html Based on what exactly? AA flies millions of people every year, it definitely won't be a problem to find multiple customers of any race that were treate...

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by Jetty
Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA apologizes to Memphis Hustle players
Replies: 53
Views: 5804

Re: AA apologizes to Memphis Hustle players

How about holding your racism class in another thread? There isn’t even a hint that race had anything to do with it.

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by Jetty
Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Replicating the Copa model in the Europe-South America market
Replies: 7
Views: 454

Re: Replicating the Copa model in the Europe-South America market

dredgy wrote:
Recife or Belem could work

KL and AF agree on Recife. In 2018 they'll both start flights to Recife in cooperation with GOL, specifically mentioning it's potential as hub.

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by Jetty
Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman
Replies: 112
Views: 19929

Re: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman

When you manually (as in, when you request it) switch flights, your original reservation is canceled. I've had it happen to me where a new reservation is made with a new confirmation code and everything. The second leg of the journey is no more; it is instead its own reservation Why do you assume a...

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by Jetty
Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 route suggestions per airline
Replies: 36
Views: 1460

Re: Your 2018 route suggestions per airline

DL: AUS-AMS
KL: AMS-SGN / AMS-CCU
9W: HYD-AMS

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by Jetty
Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman
Replies: 112
Views: 19929

Re: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman

There aren’t enough facts available here for anyone to “know” what happened, short of the PNR history. This whole thread seems to be mostly people interpreting the “facts” to confirm whatever bias they may have about UA, passengers, or the congresswoman. The accounts of UA and the passenger align b...

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by Jetty
Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman
Replies: 112
Views: 19929

Re: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman

She canceled her original segment and rebooked onto a different segment. You're making this up as both the passenger and UA gave a detailed account of what happened and didn't mention another booking onto a different segment once. That's also the problem with UA's story; this woman cancelling the s...

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